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Ukraine: Unexploded German bomb makes a great fireworks show

Ukraine, Sevastopol
November 12, 2013 at 16:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: Unexploded German bomb makes a great fireworks show

Hundreds of residents of the Ukrainian city of Sevastopol were evacuated from their homes on Tuesday ahead of the planned detonation of a one-ton World War II high-explosive bomb dropped by German planes during a raid on the city.

The bomb, which was identified by experts as an SD-1000 airdropped explosive built in around 1942, has been guarded round the clock since being discovered between a residential building and a set of railway tracks. Ministry of emergency and police officers closed nearby schools and evacuated residents from a safety cordon around the potential blast area.

Disposal experts carried the munition through the city in an armoured transport to an isolated site, who carried out a controlled explosion. Reports put the blast cloud at 60m in height.

Ukraine: Unexploded German bomb makes a great fireworks show00:56
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Ukraine: Unexploded German bomb makes a great fireworks show

Hundreds of residents of the Ukrainian city of Sevastopol were evacuated from their homes on Tuesday ahead of the planned detonation of a one-ton World War II high-explosive bomb dropped by German planes during a raid on the city.

The bomb, which was identified by experts as an SD-1000 airdropped explosive built in around 1942, has been guarded round the clock since being discovered between a residential building and a set of railway tracks. Ministry of emergency and police officers closed nearby schools and evacuated residents from a safety cordon around the potential blast area.

Disposal experts carried the munition through the city in an armoured transport to an isolated site, who carried out a controlled explosion. Reports put the blast cloud at 60m in height.

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